Samantha Bloom

Australia - NSW

One of Australia’s most highly sought-after keynote speakers, Samantha Bloom delivers powerful and inspiring presentations to audiences across Australia and around the world. Set to Cameron’s remarkable and award winning imagery, her personal story resonates deeply with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Samantha Bloom is a two-time World Para Surfing champion, bestselling author and inspiration behind the #1 Australian box-office, and international global Netflix hit movie, Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts.

The movie is adapted from the international bestselling book, Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family. Published in 14 languages, Penguin Bloom is a collaboration between Sam’s husband Cameron, a professional photographer, and New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive.

Paralyzed in an accident in Thailand in 2013, Sam has since won two Oceania KL1 paracanoe championships, and is the two times Australian and World Para Surfing champion. In 2019, Sam was nominated for the Surfing Australia Female Surfer of the Year Award, and in 2022 was awarded the Surfing Australia Female Para Surfer of the Year.

Sam works with numerous spinal cord injury charities around the world and is a global ambassador for Wings For Life. She is an adventure traveler, former neurology nurse and mother of three boys.

Speaking topics

  • Cultivating esilience
  • Adapting to change
  • Determination
  • Goal setting and finding purpose
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Importance of nature in healing


Sam’s keynote rated the highest session at each conference and in fact, was the highest-scoring keynote from any event I have managed.
Executive Manager , Tier one bank

Sam impacted our audiences with such humour and realness that we were moved to tears. Her storytelling brought us all to our feet for a standing ovation.
Global CEO, Business Chicks

Truly inspirational on so many levels. Amazing stuff!
CEO, Lexus Australia

Sam captivated our audience with her incredible life story. An absolute inspiration!
Edwina Kho, Macquarie Bank

Everyone was so moved and touched by her story. Sam made a forever positive and inspirational lasting impression.
Sarah Coe, McDonald’s

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